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The Tube Fly

Tying tube flies focusing particularly on fly tying on Needle Tubes, ultra slim stainless steel tube fly tubes developed for salmon, steelhead and sea trout fly fishing

Tube Fly History

The origins of the tube fly are unclear. It is said that a type of tube fly "dressed on a hollow quill" was used by native North Americans fishing for west coast salmon more than a century ago. Tube flies were in use here in Britain before the Second World War.  Alexander Wanless, an enthusiastic advocate of what he called thread line fishing.